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Cape Alava

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Island off Cape Alava camping area. Stay off, this is a wildlife refuge. (Jerry Adams)
Right where the trail from Ozette meets the beach, the trail crosses a stream on a small bridge (Jerry Adams)
Pit toilet right next to the trail, better not be too modest (Jerry Adams)


Cape Alava is a destination 3 miles from Ozette Trailhead on the Sand Point Trail.

There are several islands a short ways out in the ocean, stay off, they're wildlife refuges. At low tide there are tide pools.

There is a camping area with about 10 sites, many of them have views to the ocean. There's a pit toilet. here's a bear wire, but you're supposed to bring a hard sided canister to prevent bear and raccoon problems.

In the summer, you need reservations to camp here. There probably won't be any available summer weekends.

This area gets busy, especially summer weekends. Because of this, this area is a bit trashy and is a little over-run. They have attempted to limit this by putting logs to keep humans at the official campsites. Also, a lot of trash floats in from the ocean.

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